24 Sep 2014

We have a winner!!!

Evening everyone :-)
Ah it's been a busy busy week! Lot's of hooky and work stuff with a Birthday (mine!) thrown into the mix. I honestly wonder where the days and weeks are going. Can we really be heading into October? Can I really be another year older??? Yikes!!!!
Anyways...I digress ;-)
I'm sure you're all waiting for an announcement!
Sooooooooo.......here we go.
I decided to add in all the comments left on the blog post. 53 in total!
The winning comment number was 50.

This was left by Gwynne.....Lovely and generous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to enter xx


Can you email me with your full name and postal address @ 50shadesof4ply@gmail.com and I'll get your yarn kit in the post asap :-)

I'm already looking forward to seeing what you make with the gorgeous Cotton 8!

Ah...if only had enough yarn to share with you all!
A huge thank you to all who entered and visited my new Facebook page. I'm very sure I'll have another giveaway in the future so keep checking ;-)

As I said earlier, I've had a busy time on the hooky front. 
I've got 3 large projects on the go at the minute and I really just wanted to make something that was straightforward and quick! I chose 2 things as I couldn't quite make my mind up!!!

 First was the gorgeous Nordic Shawl designed by Annette from My Rose Valley.
I've had this on my "to-do" list ever since I first saw it.

So I delved into my Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 stash and selected some colours!
I haven't got the shade numbers to hand but I'll let you know them when I do the ta-dah! post :-)

Ah....it was a dream to make! Something nice and easy that I could watch a couple of movies along to.

Before I knew it I was adding in the colours!
I love how the paler colours contrast against the deep grey.
I've finished the shawl already. It just needs to be blocked and few photos to be taken.
Weather permitting I should get that done this weekend.

Second project was way out of my usual comfort zone! 
Via a good friend, I was pointed in the direction of this website here!
How cute???? I've never been tempted to try my hand at amigurumi before but boy! once I saw these gorgeous designs I just HAD to make something :-)
I decided on Rita the Rabbit for a first attempt but somehow I ended up buying 3 patterns....how on earth did that happen??? Hehehe!

So this is where I am on the bunny front! Just the joining to do and some finishing touches :-)
I used Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn as I just LOVE the texture it gives and it's also nice and soft to touch. 

Hopefully next time I shall have some finished projects to share and also an update on the Luca project!
Til next time....
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  1. Oh my stars! I'm so excited, thank you so much, Maria. Now to think of something to make :) Thrilled to bits xx

  2. Hi Maria, happy birthday! I just found your blog via deramores because they have shown your felted bag from last year. It is a gorgeous bag! I have never tried to crochet something and then felting it. I have felted a lot when my children were younger, they loved it but now I just crochet because it doesn't take so much preparation time. I 've read the post about your trip to the sheepjeswol headquarters as well. Would you like to give me the address? I couldn't find it in the net, I would love to go there! I'll be in the Netherlands next week, maybe it is not too far from where I go. Have a super week,